Team news | Swansea City v Brentford

22nd October 2019
First team
Kristoffer Peterson

Kristoffer Peterson was handed his full league debut for Swansea City as Steve Cooper made five changes for the Liberty Stadium clash with Brentford.

The Sweden international’s three starts to date have come in the Carabao Cup, but he is in the XI for a Championship game for the first time since his summer move from Heracles Almelo.

Connor Roberts, Jay Fulton, Yan Dhanda and Borja Baston are also included in the starting line-up for the meeting with the Bees.

Kyle Naughton, George Byers, Bersant Celina, Tom Carroll and Sam Surridge are the five players to drop out of the side.

At the back, birthday boy Joe Rodon - who turns 22 today - is passed fit to play after picking up a knock against Barnsley.

Barnsley Joe Rodon

Freddie Woodman continues in goal, with Roberts and Rodon joined by Mike van der Hoorn and former Brentford man Jake Bidwell in the back four.

Fulton returns to partner Matt Grimes in midfield, with Peterson and Andre Ayew either side of Dhanda ahead of them.

Top scorer Borja leads the line.

Swansea City: Freddie Woodman; Connor Roberts, Mike van der Hoorn, Joe Rodon, Jake Bidwell; Jay Fulton, Matt Grimes (captain); Andre Ayew, Yan Dhanda, Kristoffer Peterson, Borja Baston.

Subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Kyle Naughton, Ben Wilmot, Wayne Routledge, George Byers, Bersant Celina, Sam Surridge.

Brentford: David Raya, Rico Henry, Christian Norgaard, Said Benrahma, Ollie Watkins, Kamo Mokotjo, Josh Dasilva, Pontus Jansson (captain), Bryan Mbuemo, Henrik Dalsgard, Julian Jeanvier.

Subs: Dominic Thompson, Ethan Pinnock, Mathias Jensen, Joel Valencia, Josh Clarke, Luke Daniels, Jan Zamburek.